Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is Tougher
Samsung has come out with the latest flagship variant the Galaxy S7 Active. Like its predecessors the S7 Active is water-proof and drop-proof, it comes with a shatter resistant 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen and a nice meaty 4,000 mAh battery to go along with the latest iteration for the Active line.
Inside the Galaxy S7 Active we find a 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core CPU along with 4GB of RAM and a 32GB onboard storage capacity. The S7 Active sports a fingerprint reader as well as the familiar physical navigation and action key buttons that mak it easy to operate without looking, gloves on or under water. Comes with a12MP rear firing and 5MP front firing cameras. A micro SD card slot allows for up to an additional 200GB of storage.
The Galaxy S7 Active comes with a new shatter-resistant 5.1 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display at 576ppi. It measures 5.6×2.7×0.3 in and weighs 5.4 oz, shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Fit and Feel
As bulky as it sounds it remains relatively streamlined and sexy, certainly a phone worthy of running naked. It’s not all that bulky and still has nice curves to it with stronger drop resistance and larger battery to boot. If you are loving the silky metal designs of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge then this might not be the phone for you. For me its increased durability to the elements and military-grade body for excellent all around drop protection in a flagship device makes it hard to ignore. The S7 Active is still slimmer and sexier than an S7 with an big bulky water shock dust proof case on it.
Is it invincible? Of course not but it’s much more durable and made to deal with the elements without having to purchase another case to wrap around your nice new shiny phone. At the rate we all are cycling through phones, I’d prefer to run em sans case and enjoy the phone the way it was meant to be experienced. Pool, stream, lake, toilet, pond, beach, the Galaxy S7 Active is resistant to water, dust, shock so you can safely take it with you with less to worry about.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active features increased durability and drop protection with its military grade body along with the latest and greatest hardware from the Galaxy S7 lineup. The added protection alleviates the need for an extra case and shatterproof glass gives a you a little more to deter any cracks and spidering-glass when the inevitable fall occurs. Comes in Sandy Gold, Titanium Gray, and Camo Green.
Galaxy S7 Active is available at AT&T starting June 10th
Update: available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular